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Localization, Mapping & SLAM Using gmapping Package

In the previous lesson, we downloaded the turtlebot3 simulation package, launched Gazebo and tried to understand its different features and files, and played with an actual robotics turtle.

Turtlebot3 Gazebo Simulation
Turtlebot3 Gazebo Simulation

In this lesson in the series of lessons on ROS tutorials, we will understand what localization, mapping, and SLAM mean in Robotics, we will also launch the Turtlebot3 gmapping package in Gazebo, and draw a global map using the robot’s LIDAR (localization + mapping).

turtlebot3 gmapping localization and mapping
turtlebot3 gmapping package

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